Evolution of Digital Learning and the Transformation of Education
- May 3, 2020
- Posted by: E-education365 Team
- Category: eLearning
The world is radically changing its course of the learning method and the evolution of this digital learning process has transformed the way we thought about education. If anyone has been connected with the e-learning platforms for a bit long, it is easy to understand the radical change in this sector. According to various reports, the e-learning platforms are booming and it is supposed to boom even more. Due to technological advancement, the entire industry has been shifting from one to another technology to improve the learning system. Started in the 1990s, the industry has undergone many changes and existing in the phase of virtual reality.
If we go back to the beginning and evaluate till now, we will find one important change in the e-learning model which is how the learners interact. You wouldn’t believe if you did not see the change in a person, but it really happened in the course of time. Besides the evolution is a long-gone process that has been changing the entire education and the future seems really different.
Beginning in the 90s, e-Learning is shaping the world’s educational concept and providing better, effective, and practical education at an affordable cost. This is also the time when personal computers take the market. Upon getting access to the most innovative invention in history, the education sector became thoughtful and the internet has provided unprecedented support. Without an internet connection, this development in the education system would not be possible. Besides, interactive mediums like CD-ROM or and PDF has made things easier to carry around. In this level of learning, the video interaction was not in action but digital education had good growth.
When this e-learning concept enters into its second phase at the beginning of 2000, not many people were willing to accept this advanced learning system. Even though digital learning became popular in the 90s, yet it took a little bit of time to engage people with e-learning objectives. With the increasing access to the wireless connection and easy to access internet connection, e-learning got its new perspective. It becomes the most resilient and vigorously growing industry. Social media, video teaching, LMS, educational video games, and e-learning repositories were helping out people very well. In this period, people actually started to accept what is e-learning. The growth was significant.
The e-learning platforms have a rapid development since 2006 onward when online materials become more constructive. This rapid expansion came through advanced educational gaming, digitalis-ed library, e-books, and video tutorials. In this phase, social media and YouTube have contributed massively to the expansion. This is also the time which came in effect due to the added benefits of advanced technology that requires less money with no geographical boundaries. Cloud computing, mobile learning, and gesture based-computing has made the e-learning even more immersive. This is also a better time when virtual life became a fundamental part of people’s life.
From 2011 till now might be the most important part of development and this is the revolutionary time that is being taken over by the digital education. Today e-learning has become so popular among students and working people, a lot of them do not even go to school or universities rather they are achieving the knowledge through internet and e-learning platforms. So that they can complete their learning process in a very minimum cost. Besides this platforms have made the most simplified course structure that provide better learning curve than conventional educational institutions. According to reports, online education is 25-60% more effective than the classroom learning environment.
The present online learning can be divided into five different evolutionary changes and virtual reality and augmented reality is the most advanced and future of the e-learning process. From this modern e-learning process, micro-learning comes first and this has contributed to the learners in many ways. Besides, Social media has become one of the largest media of e-learning where the constructive way of learning becomes really important. This phase of e-learning has also given the latest adaptive learning curve that is basically focused on the learner-driven model of education. The development of virtual reality and augmented reality has been redefining the engagement and user interactiveness. While another revolutionary model of e-education has been capturing the entire market with its cost-effective “rent” LMS solutions. You don’t have to buy anything in order to get a course.
The e-learning platforms in the 2020 has become the most favourable and education saving platforms in the time of Corona Virus. Though in previous years, e-learning has changed radically in terms of number of recipients, but COVID-19 has changed the education industry as it has seen before. Billions of people are now learning from e-learning platforms. And this will definitely change the world’s education sector.